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KENNETH WESTHUES
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Updated with quotes for May 2019:

Classic:
To affirm life, to deal with its ambiguities and paradoxes and mysteries, you must accept evil as an essential part of the world.... In taking responsibility for the evil within, by recognizing the errors to which all humans are prone, you begin to blur the line between purity and impurity, while accepting your shared humanity with others.
— Jim Lotz, The Lichen Factor, UCCB Press, 1998, p. 170.

 

Direct:
I have a friend who says there are only two kinds of people in the world, those who believe in original sin and those who don't. I think the mobbing research as a whole is more on the side of the original-sin folks.
— quoted in John Gravois, "Mob Rule," Chronicle of Higher Education (2006).

 

Garden moment for May 2019:

Farther south, Hellebore varieties are called Christmas Rose or Lenten Rose. In Niagara, especially when spring comes late, they are more accurately called Easter Season Rose. No matter. They are the more lovely for being among the first perennials to bloom each year.


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